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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2012 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: JGB 12-22-76

Terrific Stir It Up, and blistering Ride Mighty High (Micah, I think you asked me about this song at one point ... this is a good one.)

Set 1 -
Let It Rock
Stir It Up
Simple Twist Of Fate
They Love Each Other
Midnight Moonlight

- Set 2 -
Tore Up Over You
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Mystery Train
I'll Take A Melody
Ride Mighty High

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 24, 2012 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Excellent show! Another one of my favorite shows from that period is 12/12. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you're not familiar with it yet. The I'll Take A Melody will make you melt away in your chair, and the Ride Mighty High (which is actually one of my favorite JGB songs) is great version. And as with all '76 Midnight Moonlights, the one from 12/12 is just gorgeous.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 4:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Not on sugar megs ...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 25, 2012 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Well, I feel like a huge idiot now. It turns out the 12/12 show I have is actually the 12/22 show you were referring to. I got the show from a friend who must have mislabeled it by accident, or just had the incorrect date to begin with. They didn't even play a show on 12/12. Damn mislabeled music. I'll find another JGB to recommend. Sorry for getting your hopes up. Listen to the Ride Mighty High again and you'll forget about it! One of those songs that makes me have to do a little dance no matter where I am and what I'm doing. Such feel-good music.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2012-01-25 13:54:47

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Don't feel like an idiot, you just confirmed my high opinion of the 12/22 show :) I agree the I'll Take a Melody is superb - it's a sort of unusual version of that song - I want to listen to it again, some other little riff is going on in there at one point that I wanted to pay attention to, if my damn job weren't always interfering.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2012 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

I'm sold ...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 25, 2012 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 02-18-78

Hey Ring, I know you love '76, but what about '78? I don't recall you ever suggesting anything from that period. Definitely one of the best years for JGB. Every show from February, and particularly March '78 is just about perfect. Give a listen to 02/18/78. An excellent sounding copy is available on sugarmegs. I like the setlist, and love the encore of Lonesome And A Long Way From Home. Perfect show from start to finish, and Keith plays much better than he was playing with the Dead at this time. He's awesome on Midnight Moonlight, which a phenomenal performance. The Catfish John is one of my all-time favorites, and another amazing I'll Take A Melody. You'll be hooked once you hear the Catfish, guaranteed.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 02-18-78

I like '78. I've listened to 2-18-78 many times. Lately, I seem to have it narrowed down to '76 and '80, with maybe '75 a narrow third ... there is tons and tons of great stuff in other years, too, but those lately are my focus. '77 is slightly too syrupy sometimes (kind of like '77 GD). I don't listen to much past 1980, and lately, not much of the earlier JGB, either. Not to say that won't change ...

Some of it just set lists. I get fixated on certain songs. When I was fixated on "Lonesome and a Long Way From Home," I was listening to '78 and '79 more, and I'm sure I'll do that again.

I know this has been done so many times the old-timers can't stand it ... but this afternoon I was trying to figure out what my ideal JGB set list looked like. Here's what I came up with - I don't necessarily have the order totally worked out, but the songs are definite:

Catfish John
Train to Cry
Tough Mama
Positively Fourth Street
Midnight Moonlight
Lonesome and a Long Way From Home
That's All Right Mama
Mystery Train
Sitting in Limbo
Friend of the Devil
Tiger Rose
Promonotory Rider
Gomorrah
Sisters and Brothers
When I Paint My Masterpiece

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 25, 2012 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 02-18-78

Well I like fantasy set lists, top 10 lists, and all that tomfoolery. I'm too fixated on the Ratdog show on TRI right now to give this my full attention, and need to catch up on some sleep once this show ends, but I'll craft my own silly list when I have a chance tomorrow.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jan 25, 2012 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Probably my favorite JGB show of all time was also from 1976. 9/20/76, (early show) Astor Theater Reading PA. I had the whole show on a high quality aud cassette and listened to it until it wore out. Such great versions of TLEO and Midnight Moonlight. I haven't heard this in probably fifteen years now, I'm gonna check Sugarmegs and see if the show lives up to my memories of the recording.

- Complete Show -
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
After Midnight
Stir It Up
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Who Was John
Friend Of The Devil
Midnight Moonlight



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Yes it does!! That's also one of my favorite shows ever! I think I will go put it on!

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jan 25, 2012 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

FUCK SugarMegs is dangerous to get on at work. I'd forgotten how much awesome shit is housed there, I could spend weeks going through it all let alone a day at work. Just the amount of live Neil Young on there is enough to make me lose my shit.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Tell me about it ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 25, 2012 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Have to repeat that that Midnight Moonlight is awesome. There's a point where Jerry says "Wellllll ...." in just the right way, I always listen for it. It's that authentic Garcia. Sounds goofy but I'm sure Garcia fans know what I mean :)

1:27:02

for the record :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 24, 2012 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Hey Ring, have you heard this?

http://tinyurl.com/854n9v4

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Poster: duckweed Date: Jan 24, 2012 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

HOLY CRAP! Thanks so much. i never heard that before

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 24, 2012 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Yep! See this thread:

http://www.archive.org/post/406478/jgb-12-23-76-magnificent-sanctuary-band

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 24, 2012 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

Great thread. I must of missed that one.

Two other songs for which I could not find vids for that I never heard of before:

-Back Home in Indiana (Hanly/McDonald) This is a great song.

-Tragedy (Burch/Nelson)

and one w/ a vid:

http://tinyurl.com/6ogmkq2

A tip o' the hat to a bro for showing me these unknowns.

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Poster: duckweed Date: Jan 24, 2012 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12-22-76

HOLY CRAP! Thanks so much.